More than 50 classic films will be screened at Hollywood’s historic Chinese and Egyptian theaters with appearances by Mel Brooks, Luise Rainer, Ernest Borgnine, Jerry Lewis, Eva Marie Saint, Tony Curtis, Jon Voight, Jean-Paul Belmondo, Martin Landau, Anjelica Huston, Danny Huston, Eli Wallach, Stanley Donen, and Curtis Hanson.
The world premiere of the newly restored 1954 “A Star is Born” kicks off the festival. Other highlights include the North American premiere of the new restoration of Fritz Lang’s “Metropolis” (1927) including the rediscovered footage and live musical accompaniment by the Alloy Orchestra; the North American premiere of Jean-Luc Godard’s newly restored “Breathless” (1960) with an introduction by Jean-Paul Belmondo; and a tribute to the Huston family including screenings of “The Treasure of the Sierra Madre” (1948) introduced by Anjelica Huston and Danny Huston and “Crimes and Misdemeanors” (1989) followed by a Q&A with Anjelica Huston and Martin Landau.
Also on the sked:
• The King of Comedy (1983) with Jerry Lewis Q&A
• North by Northwest (1959) introduced by Eva Marie Saint and Martin Landau
• The Good, the Bad and the Ugly (1966) introduced by Eli Wallach
• Imitation of Life (1959) with discussion with Juanita Moore and Susan Kohner
• Some Like it Hot (1959) introduced by Tony Curtis
• The Graduate (1967) featuring a discussion with Buck Henry